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2014-10-07 12:23:25

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has filed a complaint with the state Environmental Hearing Board requesting a $4.5 million civil penalty from EQT Production Company of Washington, Pa., for a major pollution incident in 2012 at the company's Phoenix Pad S location in Duncan Township, Tioga County. "EQT fails to recognize the ongoing environmental harm from the significant amount of...

2014-10-02 16:22:30

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 19 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for Environmental Education Grants to develop environmental education programs and projects. The application period will begin Monday, Oct. 6. The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support...

2014-09-24 12:23:55

Entries Are Due Oct. 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Oct. 31. Radon exposure causes nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, and 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have radon levels above the EPA guideline of...

2014-09-22 16:22:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its commitment work with bay partners and interested stakeholders to develop to an action plan to reach the goals outlined in the recently signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The agreement was signed by Governor Tom Corbett, along with the governors of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, the mayor of the District of Columbia, the...

2014-09-18 16:22:00

Consent order and agreement will close five Washington County impoundments PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments. The consent order requires the company to pay a $4.15 million fine, the largest against an oil and gas operator in the state's shale drilling era, close...

2014-09-17 16:21:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board's (TAB) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss proposed changes to the Chapter 78 Oil and Gas regulations will be available online via webinar. The morning session will run from 10 a.m. to noon and include discussion on the bifurcation of the regulations for the conventional and unconventional industries. The...

2014-09-12 12:21:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official...

2014-09-03 16:22:35

Owners of Swimming Pools and Home Heating Oil Tanks Should Take Caution HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and filling their home heating oil tanks. Pool wastewater, if not disposed of properly, can contaminate local waterways, while poorly maintained home heating oil tanks can leak. When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming...

2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...

2014-07-22 12:24:08

DEP has already implemented many of the AG's recommendations HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Auditor General's Office today released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to unconventional gas drilling activities. The audit report encompasses...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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